Kaanaeli Makundi is an experienced international program development and implementation manager experienced in strategic planning, resource mobilization, and community development. She has a Master of Arts degree in Community Development from North Park University, Chicago, Illinois USA, Bachelor of Arts Degree from Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesota USA, and a Certificate in Program Management from Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois USA. Kaanaeli was employed by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania, Eastern and Coastal Diocese (ELCT/ECD), and served the church in many capacities. As a Social Worker and Manager of the Luther House, she was responsible for the establishment of the Mtoni Boys Home for homeless boys which later became Mtoni Diaconic Center, a center for children with disabilities. She represented the church in international meetings and Regional Consultant for Women in Church and Society for the Eastern Africa Region, including Ethiopia and Madagascar. She then joined the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) in Geneva, Switzerland where she worked with refugees and coordinated emergency relief for countries affected by natural and man-made disasters worldwide. She travelled and worked in many rural areas and refugee camps in Asia, Africa and Latin America as well as Haiti. She has also worked with displaced and homeless families and individuals providing counseling and referrals to appropriate services.
Kaanaeli Makundi (Member)
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION MANAGER, LUTHERAN WORLD FEDERATION (LWF) (RETIRED)
Angela Howard, a native of Grenada in the West Indies, is a Managing Director of the Culture, Health and Education (CHE) Practice at Jonathan Rose Companies in New York. Her current role is to provide development management and strategic consulting services to the firm’s educational, cultural and civic clients. She helps to plan, program, design, finance and construct educational, cultural and social services facilities in collaboration with the Jonathan Rose Companies Housing Development Practices. From 2008 to 2009, she served as the Senior Director of Project Management for the Battery Park City Authority. Her responsibilities included capital planning, budgeting and project management for the Irish Hunger Memorial Reconstruction and the North Timber Pile Rehabilitation. She also serves as a founding Board member and Education Committee chair of Academy of the City Charter School in Queens, NY, as well as being an education advisor to the 14+ Foundation, focusing on developing the math and science curricula for their schools in Zambia.